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Dementia Cognitive Disorders

Dementia

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Definition
Dementia Types
Diagnosis Flow Chart
Treatment ( Psychotherapy )
Treatment ( Pharmacotherapy )


Definition

Cognitive impairment involving a generalized and progressive deficit in the areas of memory, the learning of new information, the ability to communicate, in making good make judgments, and in motor coordination. This loss of intellect, memory, or mental capacity, is usually accompanied by personality and behavior changes. Depending on the type, some dementia's are reversible, while others are not. Dementia due to a brain tumor may be reversible but dementia due to Alzheimer's is not.


Dementia Types

Dementia Due to Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
Dementia Due to Head Trauma
Dementia Due to HIV Disease
Dementia Due to Huntington's Disease
Dementia Due to Multiple Etiologies
Dementia Due to Other General Medical Conditions
Dementia Due to Parkinson's Disease
Dementia Due to Pick's Disease
Dementia not Otherwise Specified ( NOS )
Dementia of the Alzheimer's Type
Substance-Induced Persisting Dementia
Vascular Dementia


Treatment ( Psychotherapy )

Adlerian Therapy
Behavior Therapy
Existential Therapy
Gestalt Therapy
Person-centered Therapy
Psychoanalytic
Rational-emotive Therapy
Reality Therapy
Transactional Analysis


Treatment ( Pharmacotherapy )



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